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October 28, 2014

Civil Rights Groups Want Resources for Students to Factor in Accountability

Federal and state accountability must do more than just hold schools' feet to the fire on student outcomes, civil rights groups say in a letter to President Barack Obama.

October 14, 2014

Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Two Most Likely Senate Education Chairs?

No matter which party comes out ahead on Election Day, the Senate's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will have a new leader.

October 13, 2014

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., to Keynote Education Week's Post-Election Event

The top Democrat on the House Education Committee, an architect of the No Child Left Behind Act, will share his thoughts Nov. 12 on where federal education policy has been and where it needs to go next.

October 10, 2014

AFT President Randi Weingarten Heads to Alaska to Back Sen. Begich in Close Race

The newest poll shows incumbent Sen. Mark Begich down six points against Republican challenger Dan Sullivan in Alaska's U.S Senate race.

October 07, 2014

Study Shows Divisive D.C. Voucher Program Doesn't Reach Neediest Students

As much as 30 percent of school vouchers go unused from the District of Columbia's Opportunity Scholarships Program, which has been at the heart of federal fiscal battles.

September 26, 2014

Miller on Common Core, Teacher Evaluation, and NCLB Renewal

Add California Democrat Rep. George Miller's name to the list of policymakers who think a "smart pause" is warranted before tying teacher evaluations to tests aligned to the Common Core standards.

September 22, 2014

New Preschool Poll Shows Voters in North Carolina Ready to Invest in Early Ed.

Results of the poll were shared with U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and the state's Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis, who are in the nation's closest mid-term election race.

September 19, 2014

Reading List: Murray Honored, Tennessee Eyes New Tests, Charters Unionize

Happy Friday! While you wait for the weekend to begin, check out these newsy bits you may have missed this week.

September 19, 2014

AFT Backs Newest Proposal to Reduce Testing

Under Rep. Steve Israel's new bill, the federal role in federal testing would shrink.

September 17, 2014

Child Care and Development Block Grant Hits Roadblock

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., put a hold on the Child Care and Development Block Grant bill because he wants priority given to his bill that would require background checks on school employees.

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